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Retd. Generals under scanner in housing scam
Mumbai, OCT 31 (AGENCIES):
Published on 1 Nov. 2010 12:55 AM IST
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The connection of defence forces to Mumbai’s Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam is getting deeper. The taint is spreading and many top Army Generals are facing the heat.
CNN-IBN has accesses documents which show that former Army Chief of Staff General Deepak Kapoor sought membership while he was still Army chief and that two other serving Generals were also granted membership to the society.
General Deepak Kapoor and Lieutenant General NC Vij had written letters seeking membership in the housing society. The letters were addressed to the then Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh by General Deepak Kapoor on June 19, 2008 and by Lt General Vij on the June 18, 2008.
Former Generals under scanner in housing scam
The utter lack of propriety and military discipline apart what will cause embarrassment to the force is that General Kapoor was Army Chief in June 19, 2008 when he wrote the letter to Deshmukh. But the question being raised is this enough? Can former Army Chiefs really claim ignorance that they were unaware the land was meant for Kargil martyrs and war widows?
“At the time I applied for the flat, I had long since retired from service. At that time I had no idea whatsoever even remotely that these flats were for the war widows,” says Lieutenant General (retired) NC Vij.
Nearly every General Officer commanding the Mumbai area from September 2000 to July 2010 have all been given apartments in the controversial building.

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